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  • ISSN: 2474-1647
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647
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Citation: Clin Surg. 2017;2(1):1587.Case Report | Open Access

Abnormal Localization by Tagged RBC Scan in a Patient with Duodenal Polyp Presenting with Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Abhilash Perisetti

Department of Family and Community Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Texas 79430, USA

*Correspondance to: Abhilash Perisetti 

 PDF  Full Text DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647.1587


An 87-year-old man with a history of prior Billroth II surgery for bleeding peptic ulcer presents with melanic stools from outside hospital (OSH). A radionuclide study (tagged red blood cell, TRBC scan) was performed which showed active colonic bleed for which a colectomy was offered, but the patient refused. He was transferred to our facility for an alternative procedure. A CT angiogram was performed which did not show any extravasation. This led to an EGD which showed a duodenal polyp, for which snare cautery polypectomy was performed. Biopsy reviewed a benign polypoid duodenal vascular malformation. Due to the false localization of left-sided colonic bleed, a colonoscopy was performed which only showed conducted blood from the possible source being a duodenal polyp.


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Perisetti A. Abnormal Localization by Tagged RBC Scan in a Patient with Duodenal Polyp Presenting with Gastrointestinal Bleeding. Clin Surg. 2017; 2: 1587.

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